Don 't Tread On Me

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Don’t Tread on Me

“Don 't Abandon Due Process, Not Even for Terrorism” is an editorial written on September 22nd by Andrew Napolitano published on Reason.com. The editorial discusses the use by the American justice system of Due Process in extreme cases such as terrorism. Due Process is defined as, “fair treatment through the normal judicial system, especially as a citizen 's entitlement.” Since the turn of the twenty first century, there has been a worldwide increase in the amount of large scale terror attacks especially on our domestic soil. Napolitano’s editorial pulls upon many sources such as factual information, testimonials, and recent events. His argument can be summed up in a sentence: “Without due process for those we hate and fear, even those whose guilt is obvious, we will all lose our freedoms.” In the editorial Napolitano hits on three major points: the constitutional bindings of our country, the recent track record of our country with terrorism, and his own experience as a New Jersey Superior Court judge for eight years.
To begin Napolitano’s reputation is the reason he is so qualified to speak on this issue. Napolitano is a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey and the senior judicial analyst at Fox News. Napolitano has written nine books on the U.S. Constitution. Though his background in law and the judicial systems will give him impulse to make his argument favor the Constitution as it is interpreted. Napolitano closes with a quote from Supreme…

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